Results presented in Neurosensory Assessments Of Concussion from Military Medicine - Vol.181
Temporal Order Judgement
"...delivery of a repetitive vibrotactile conditioning stimulus to one of two skin sites before an amplitude discrimination task results in degradation of performance in healthy controls..."
"...a number of neurologically compromised subjects have demonstrated that this conditioning stimulus — or the illusion-inducing confound — does not impact their performance..."
Results presented in Impaired Tactile Processing In Children With Autism Spectrum Disorder from Journal Of Neurophysiology - Vol.111
"...The results of this study show significant differences in tactile sensitivity between children with ASD and TDC on a number of vibrotactile measures, which may reflect impairments in specific inhibition-related cortical processing in autism..."
"...We have demonstrated that children with autism have possibly reduced inhibitory drive in specific mechanisms as measured with a battery of vibrotactile tasks. The battery is suitable for pediatric populations and acquired in 30 – 40 min..."
Effects of Substance Abuse
Results presented in Centrally-mediated sensory information processing is impacted
with increased alcohol consumption in college-aged individuals from Brain Research - Vol.492
"...the adaptation metric revealed that higher alcohol consumption was associated with a significantly reduced impact of conditioning on amplitude discriminative capacity...
Migraines & Chronic Headache
Results presented in Neurosensory Assessments of Migraine from Brain Research - Vol.1498
Temporal Order Judgement
"...These results indicate that the healthy control subjects experienced a change in their perception as a result of repetitive stimulation (or adapted, as controls in the above cited references also did), while the migraine population failed to do so...
...The non-invasive technique reported in this study has the potential to be utilized in a manner that could enable improvements in diagnosis and assessments of treatment efficacy...
Results presented in Effects of the N-methyl-D-Aspartate receptor antagonist
dextromethorphan on vibrotactile adaptation from BMC Neuroscience - Vol.9
"...The results show that the DXM drug administration had no effect on the subjects' performance on a standard amplitude discrimination task, but it significantly reduced the impact of adaptation on amplitude discrimination...
Results presented in Somatosensory Information Processing In The Aging Population from Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience - Vol.3
"...One of the interesting findings of the current study is that although the subjects’ vibrotactile detection threshold went up with age, their amplitude discrimination capacity was maintained...
...the decline of tactile sensitivity is considered to be influenced predominantly by peripheral fac- tors, we speculate that the ability to discriminate between two supra-threshold stimuli is more influenced by centrally mediated factors and would be only moderately influenced by changes in the periphery..."